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H. and R. Johnson Tiles

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Makers of glazed tiles, of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent

1936 Public company, H. and R. Johnson Ltd, was incorporated to acquire a private company of similar name[1]

1968 Acquired Richards-Campbell Tiles[2]

1968 H. and R. Johnson-Richards Tiles controlled 70 percent of the British market in pottery tiles[3]

1969 Acquired Malkin Tiles (Burslem) Ltd, in which the company had held a minority stake[4]

1979 Norcros acquired Johnson-Richards[5]

By 1986 the name had been shortened to H. and R. Johnson Tiles Ltd[6]

1997 Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 14, 1936
  2. The Times, Apr 01, 1968
  3. The Times, Aug 19, 1968
  4. The Times, Aug 05, 1969
  5. The Times, Jan 23, 1980
  6. The Times, May 23, 1986
  7. The Times, April 21, 1997